Katherine Schwarzenegger’s rescue dog Maverick inspires her

Katherine Schwarzenegger’s rescue dog Maverick inspires her

People who adopt pets from several animal shelters across the country this month will find adoption fees waived, thanks to Katherine Schwarzenegger, Best Friends Animal Society, Bounty Paper Towels and a rescue dog named Maverick.

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds

Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds

Dr Elinor Karlsson of the University of Massachusetts Umass Chan medical school, a co-author of the study, said research revealed a huge diversity of behaviours within each breed.“Even if the average is different, you’ve still got a really good chance of getting a dog that doesn’t match what people say that breed is supposed to be,” she said.

Why dog's paws pads sometimes smell like savoury popcorn!

Why dog's paws pads sometimes smell like savoury popcorn!

But here’s a baffling phenomenon that not many people know about, but several dog parents are confounded by–the absolutely cute and adorable paw pads of our canine companions will sometimes start smelling like popcorn!

Nervous dog desperate for owner who understands 'quirks' after year's wait

Nervous dog desperate for owner who understands 'quirks' after year's wait

Gruffalo has been waiting patiently at The Stubbington Ark in Hampshire for a forever home (Image: RSPCA)"Sadly, he does have some behavioural challenges and, for this reason, we need to be really careful to match him with someone who fully understands these quirks.“It takes Gruffalo time to feel comfortable around new people and it can take several meetings until he’s confident enough to say ‘hello’.

The biological reason therapy dogs help us feel better

The biological reason therapy dogs help us feel better

They were all asked to report their levels of pain, depression, anxiety and wellbeing before and after a 10-minute visit from a St. John’s Ambulance dog and their handler.The patients reported a significant reduction in pain, symptoms of depression and anxiety and overall wellbeing.

Endangered sharks found in cat and dog food, DNA study shows

Endangered sharks found in cat and dog food, DNA study shows

Scientists found that several brands contained endangered species but listed only vague ingredients such as “ocean fish”, meaning that consumers are often oblivious.“The majority of pet owners are likely lovers of nature, and we think most would be alarmed to discover that they could be unknowingly contributing to the overfishing of shark populations,” said the study authors, Ben Wainwright and Ian French, of Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

Man's best friend grieves for months when other dogs die

Man's best friend grieves for months when other dogs die

Dr Federica Pirrone, an author of the study, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.

Dogs feel heartbreak: Study finds pooches get sad when they lose a friend

Dogs feel heartbreak: Study finds pooches get sad when they lose a friend

Research shows dogs refuse food, become less active and are more needy when grieving (Image: Getty)Dr Federica Pirrone, one of the study's authors, said: "Dog owners reported several statistically significant changes in the surviving dog after the death of the companion dog, both in terms of activities and emotions.

Alton Brown put himself and his dog on a diet. Then, he ate her food

Alton Brown put himself and his dog on a diet. Then, he ate her food

“As someone who’s as into food as I am, I had not given a lot of thought to what a dog/pet needs; there are very specific things to maximize their metabolism and overall health and keep their weight down,” said Brown, who has now partnered with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive.

Here’s What Your Dog’s Behaviors Should Tell You

Here’s What Your Dog’s Behaviors Should Tell You

When you spot a dog sniffing around, it means that they either sense danger or something is eating them.When you notice your dog is standing on its hind legs, it can mean several things.

Mystery dog illness: Symptoms and what to do if your dog gets sick

Mystery dog illness: Symptoms and what to do if your dog gets sick

Understandably, pet owners are concerned about the mystery GI illness (Picture: Getty)She said in a BVA blog post: ‘We are aware of a recent spike in cases of dogs falling ill from gastroenteritis-like symptoms in several parts of Yorkshire and North East England.

These spaniels have an important job: catching bed bugs

These spaniels have an important job: catching bed bugs

The dogs have a lot of fun when they’re not hard at work catching bed bugs (Picture: Merlin Environmental) it can take several months to train up the spaniels for bed bug hunting (Picture: Merlin Environmental) The company has seven more puppies in training now (Picture: Merlin Environmental)Juson tells : ‘Spaniels are great at detecting bed bugs.

Search and rescue dog found after going missing for six days

Search and rescue dog found after going missing for six days

Her owner, RAF engineer Ian Danks, told ITV he and his family had spent over 55 hours searching for their pet, who was has helped find several missing people since she qualified as a rescue dog in 2019.

Dachshund called Cheesecake gives birth to 10 puppies

Dachshund called Cheesecake gives birth to 10 puppies

Two-year-old Cheesecake shocked her owner Stacey Whiteley, 42, when she gave birth to almost double the average number of puppies for the dog breed.The puppies having a rest while their mum also sleeps (Picture: Mercury/Stacey Whiteley) ‘Sausage dogs usually have a litter of six,’ Stacey explains.

Abba superfan spends hundreds making outfits for family

Abba superfan spends hundreds making outfits for family

Jane and her two daughters, Lucy and Chloe, love dressing up for ABBA events (Picture: PA Real Life)‘I average six Abba events a year, not including tribute bands, and have a book of all my themed visits,’ she said.

The real ‘dog n bone’: New invention lets dogs video call their owners

The real ‘dog n bone’: New invention lets dogs video call their owners

While Zack made some ‘accidental’ calls when he slept on the ball, researchers said several of the calls involved the dog showing his owner his toys and approaching the screen, suggesting he wanted to interact with her.

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks on Bonfire Night

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks on Bonfire Night

With several festive celebrations potentially involving fireworks on the horizon, now is a good time to consider how best to help our pets remain as calm and happy as possible.

Woman has spent £144,000 on her beloved pets and her cat is on Prozac

Woman has spent £144,000 on her beloved pets and her cat is on Prozac

Camila playing with beloved dog Zed on the beach (Picture: Jam Press/@camilaelle2)The model, who pulls in seven figures a year thanks to her OnlyFans page, estimates she spends around $1,000 (£733) a month on grooming, food and medication for Miso, Yuumi, Tigger, and Zed. Camilla spends more than the average pet owner – in the UK, most cat and dog owners spend between £16,000 and £33,000 over the course of their beloved animal’s life.

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

In the first study of its kind, researchers have calculated there are nearly a quarter of a million stray cats living in urban areas of the UK – or an average of 9.3 a square kilometre.

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